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Crunchy Cucumber Cups

These cucumber cups with a dynamic filling of veggies, dates, spices, and chutneys are the ultimate appetizer for a burst of tangy, crunchy flavors! The filling has dates, carrots, sprouts, and onions paired with chaat masala, and lemon for an innovative spin on almost a vegetable chaat!

As Rakhi season is just around the corner, it’s always great to have a showstopper appetizer up your sleeve! These cucumber cups with a dynamic filling of veggies, dates, spices, and chutneys are the ultimate dish for a burst of tangy, crunchy flavors!

The filling is Indian inspired but features a Middle Eastern twist with the incorporation of dates that add a nutty sweetness to balance the taste. The rest of the filling has carrots, sprouts, and onions paired with chaat masala, and lemon for an innovative spin on almost a vegetable chaat!

Serve this for your family and watch their faces light up this Rakhi season! It’s a lovely melody of crunchy, juicy, and crispy textures and flavors that’s not only a treat for the palette, but also the mind!

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These cucumber cups with a dynamic filling of veggies, dates, spices, and chutneys are the ultimate appetizer for a burst of tangy, crunchy flavors! The filling has dates, carrots, sprouts, and onions paired with chaat masala, and lemon for an innovative spin on almost a vegetable chaat!

These cucumber cups with a dynamic filling of veggies, dates, spices, and chutneys are the ultimate appetizer for a burst of tangy, crunchy flavors! The filling has dates, carrots, sprouts, and onions paired with chaat masala, and lemon for an innovative spin on almost a vegetable chaat!

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These cucumber cups with a dynamic filling of veggies, dates, spices, and chutneys are the ultimate appetizer for a burst of tangy, crunchy flavors! The filling has dates, carrots, sprouts, and onions paired with chaat masala, and lemon for an innovative spin on almost a vegetable chaat!
Crunchy Cucumber Cups
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These cucumber cups with a dynamic filling of veggies, dates, spices, and chutneys are the ultimate dish for a burst of tangy, crunchy flavors! The filling is Indian inspired but features a Middle Eastern twist with the incorporation of dates that add a nutty sweetness to balance the taste.

Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dates
Servings: 25 cups
Calories: 13 kcal
Author: Nidhi Bothra
Ingredients
  • 3 big cucumber , for 25 cucumber cups
  • 1/4 cup sprouted moong beans
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes , diced
  • 2 tbsp green mango ,finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup potatoes , boiled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onions , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp carrots , grated
  • 1 tsp green chilies , finely chopped
  • 2 dates , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp boondi (chickpea flour droplets)
  • 1 tbsp crispy moong namkeen
  • 2 tbsp mint , chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt  to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp mint cilantro chutney
  • 3 tbsp tamarind chutney
Garnish:
  • coconut , shredded
  • beetroot , grated
Instructions
  1. Blanch the sprouted moong in boiling, salted water for 1 minute. Strain them and dry them. The moong is ready to use!

  2. Peel the cucumbers and chop them into 1 inch pieces. Use a melon baller to make a duvet in the middle of each piece.
  3. Add a thin layer of the tamarind chutney in each of the cucumber cups.
  4. In a small bowl mix together all of the ingredients and then use a spoon to fill the cucumber cups!
  5. Garnish with coconut and beet and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  • You can add any crunchy snacks mixture or crushed peanuts or roasted nuts of your choice, instead of crispy moong namkeen and masala boondi.

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These cucumber cups with a dynamic filling of veggies, dates, spices, and chutneys are the ultimate appetizer for a burst of tangy, crunchy flavors! The filling has dates, carrots, sprouts, and onions paired with chaat masala, and lemon for an innovative spin on almost a vegetable chaat!

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